Casting: Expendables 2, Squad, Corrections

The Expendables 2
Mickey Rourke’s commitment to “In Bruges” writer/director Martin McDonagh’s new project “Seven Psychopaths” may mean he won’t be involved in the currently shooting “Expendables” sequel. [Source: Deadline]

Gangster Squad
Troy Garity (“Soldier’s Girl,” “Sunshine”) has joined the cast of Ruben Fleischer’s period crime pic “The Gangster Squad” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow.

Garity will play a one-eyed hitman dispatched by Sean Penn’s gangster character to kill cops played by Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin. Shooting is currently under way in Los Angeles. [Source: Variety]

The Corrections
Dianne Wiest is has booked the female lead and Chris Cooper is in talks to join HBO’s adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s 2001 best-seller “The Corrections”. The story follows an elderly Midwestern couple and their three adult children who all lead complicated lives.

Noah Baumbach (Greenberg) and Scott Rudin (The Social Network) are executive producing the project which Baumbach and Franzen will pen. Baumbach will likely helm the pilot which is currently awaiting an official order at HBO. [Source: The Live Feed]